30 Mother Angelica Quotes From The Nun And Founder Of EWT

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 16, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Mother Angelica, the nun who established a global broadcasting empire named EWTN , had a strong claim to be the most prominent Catholic woman in the US, and possibly even the entire world.

In Mother Angelica's twice-weekly homilies from her television studio (EWTN) in deepest Alabama, she embraced a deeply reactionary message. With the likely exception of the Pope, Angelica undoubtedly reached more people than any other religious icon on the earth, particularly in the context of Catholicism and Christianity.

Angelica was born Rita Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, to impoverished Italian parents.

This upbringing only served to inspire her more and, it could be argued, led to her success within the television and religious setting.

Little did her family know that she would one day  be remembered for showering the world with faith, with her own channel ETWN. Here is a list of Mother Angelica quotes on living in the moment and quotes on holiness to enrich you with divinity.

If you like these quotes check out St Therese Of Lisieux quotes and St Catherine Of Siena quotes.

Famous Mother Angelica Quotes

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Here are famous Mother Angelica quotes.

1. "I don’t believe in the promises of this world. I believe in answers."

- Mother Angelica, 'Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises.'

2. "Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach."

- Mother Angelica.

3. "In everything that happens, Jesus is sounding the call to holiness."

- Mother Angelica.

4. "If you’re breathing and you’ve got two legs, you’re called to holiness."

- Mother Angelica.

5. "It’s your obligation to speak the truth, and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such a poverty of truth today."

- Mother Angelica.

6. "Being constantly broke, we are constantly turning to God."

-  Mother Angelica, 'Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises.'

7. "I’ve delighted in watching God evolve great things out of nothing."

- Mother Angelica, 'Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises.'

8. "I believe firmly in allowing God to open doors."

- Mother Angelica, 'Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises.'

9. "One does not need much discernment to realize that sickness has often been the only reason a man does not lead a life totally alienated from God."

― Mother Angelica, 'Mother Angelica On Suffering And Burnout.’

10. "Love is not a feeling; it’s a decision."

- Mother Angelica

Funny Mother Angelica Quotes

Here are all the funny quotes by Mother Angelica.

11. "If it wasn't for humans, we all could be holy."

- Mother Angelica.

12. "This is a wholesale rebellion!"

- Mother Angelica.

13. "I went to Confession one time and I told the priest, ‘I lost my temper.’ He said, ‘Keep it, nobody wants it.’ Well, I never said 'lost' again because I was afraid I’d get another smart-aleck comment."

- Mother Angelica.

14. "If you’re experiencing stress or tension give it to Jesus. Tell Him, ‘I feel like crawling the wall, but I love You and I want to give this to You.’ Do you think our Lord wasn’t tense living with those twelve screwball apostles?"

- Mother Angelica.

15. "When I was a young novice I used to pray in the early morning, ‘Dear Lord, today I am going to be patient come hell or high water.’ And by nine o’clock came hell and high water! I blew it!"

- Mother Angelica.

16. "I thought we're making progress folks, even the liberals are getting obident."

- Mother Angelica.

17. "Even after healing and performing miracles, Jesus couldn't get twelve friends to stick with him."

- Mother Angelica.

18. "The only tragedy in the world is sin."

- Mother Angelica.

19. "Try to laugh a lot because life is funny and everybody today is too serious."

- Mother Angelica.

20. "You must laugh your way to heaven because tears won't get you there."

- Mother Angelica.

Mother Angelica Quotes On Suffering

List of quotes on suffering by Mother Angelica.

21. "Salvation is for everyone, not just for a chosen few."

― Mother Angelica, ‘Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises.’

22. "There was a purpose for all his trials and the purpose was to increase grace—holiness of life—a participation in the Divine Nature."

― Mother Angelica, ‘Mother Angelica On Suffering And Burnout.’

23. "We would like to ignore suffering, hide it, and pretend it is not there, but reality forces us to face it in spite of ourselves."

- Mother Angelica, ‘Mother Angelica On Suffering And Burnout.’

24. "From the time of Adam and Eve, man has tried to escape suffering in any form. It is a mystery to all except the holy ones of God. The Prophets saw it as a call from God to repent."

- Mother Angelica, ‘Mother Angelica On Suffering And Burnout.’

25. "Sometimes my worst day - one filled with pain and suffering - in the eyes of God, is my best day if I've born it cheerfully and I've born it with love."

- Mother Angelica.

26. "The suffering of this life not only can make our temperament more like the Divine Personality of Jesus, but it detaches us from this world. This Divine preparation opens our souls to the working and pruning of the Father."

- Mother Angelica.

27. "Only in eternity shall we see the beauty of the soul, and only then shall we realize what great things were accomplished by interior suffering."

- Mother Angelica.

28. "God wants you to be in the world, but so different from the world that you will change it. Get cracking."

- Mother Angelica.

29. "Patience is adjusting your time to god’s time."

- Mother Angelica.

30. "There will be hard times when your faith will be attacked and when your doubt will be increased. What will you do? Persevere in prayer now."

- Mother Angelica.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Mother Angelica quotes then why not take a look at God is good quotes, or thank you god quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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